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DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits: Explant Preservation Order Issued in Federal DePuy Pinnacle Hip Litigation
Date:1/27/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2013

A new Explant Preservation Order has been issued which applies to the thousands of DePuy Pinnacle hip lawsuits currently pending in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The Order, dated January 23, 2013, sets forth protocols for the preservation of DePuy Ultamet device components and tissue samples retrieved during revision surgery, including procedures for their initial receipt, decontamination, photography, and storage. (In re: DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. Pinnacle Hip Implant Products Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2244)

“This Order will ensure that the integrity of any evidence collected during DePuy Pinnacle revision surgeries is preserved. Such evidence can be vital to proving plaintiffs’ claims,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients allegedly injured as a result of metal-on-metal Pinnacle hip systems. Firm partner Jeffrey S. Grand serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation.

DePuy Pinnacle Lawsuits
All of the complaints pending in the federal DePuy Pinnacle litigation involve a metal-on-metal version of the DePuy Pinnacle Hip Replacement System that utilizes the metal Ultamet liner. According to court documents, more than 3,000 claims are currently pending in the Depuy Pinnacle litigation underway in the Northern District of Texas. The first trial in that proceeding is scheduled for September 2014.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently reviewing the safety of metal-on-metal hip implants amid concerns that metal particles shed by such devices can cause an adverse local tissue reaction in the area surrounding the implant. On January 17, 20
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